Sustainable Finance Junior Consultant

The Sustainable Finance Junior Consultant will be key in supporting the development of knowledge products and tailor-made events for mainstreaming sustainable finance for nature-based solutions.

Under the supervision of the GLF Managing Director and the GLF Sustainable Finance Lead, the GLF Sustainable Finance Junior Consultant will perform the followings tasks:

  • Support the technical design of a 5th GLF Investment Case symposium, including providing technical advice to shape specific sessions, mobilize speakers, develop knowledge products, etc.
  • Build technical content for a Community of Practice on Sustainable Finance (CoP) for nature-based solutions
  • Support implementation of new partnerships on sustainable finance and value chains, and help produce knowledge material jointly with partner organizations to mainstream sustainable finance for nature-based solutions
  • Provide additional support on demand, including in the framework of other key programs involving GLF, such as the GEF-7 FOLUR program.
  • Support all GLF issues related to sustainable finance and value chains, including for sessions, panels, knowledge products design, etc. as part of broader GLF events.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • University degree in a related discipline (environmental finance and economics, sustainable finance, business management and development, international development, environmental studies, international relations, etc.)
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working on sustainable finance, and ideally in multistakeholder processes in developing countries or on projects with a focus on sustainable landscapes
  • Good understanding of international development and/or environment policy processes
  • Experience in working with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Rio conventions (CBD, UNFCCC, UNCCD) policy processes is an asset
  • Fluency in English and French is essential; other languages (esp. French, Spanish, Indonesian, German) an advantage.

Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • Self-motivated, resourceful, energetic, flexible and adaptable
  • Adept at networking and meeting new people from different cultures
  • Creative problem solver
  • Independent and able to work with minimal supervision, but also to be a team player
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and have outstanding interpersonal communication skills
  • Diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a part-time consultancy position.
  • Period of the consultancy is expected to be March – November 2021.
  • Working locations: home-based, preferably in Luxembourg or any areas inside a CET time zone.